The game is surprisingly good. At least the campaign. I haven’t tried multiplayer since the Gamestop beta (which I hated). But all day yesterday I was watching for comments across the World Wide Web about this game. People seem to be enjoying it.
I still remember downloading the shareware version of Doom some 23 years ago. I wanted to like the game. So I decided to drop the cash and try it for myself.
After seeing the first trailer for the game my initial concern was that the melee combat, specifically the melee finishing moves, would slow down the game. Maybe the trailer was played in slow-motion to emphasize the finishers or id sped things up but I can confirm that melee is entertaining for me. Already my concern is handled. Melee finishers aren’t required but they are helpful since the enemy will drop health when killed.
All the classic DOOM weapons are present while an upgrade system has been added. By finding secrets and completing challenges in each level you earn weapon and armor upgrade points to add new functionality to your guns and abilities to your armor.
The game is very fast-paced and tries to stay loyal to previous DOOM games. Ammo can be hard to find so make your shots count. There is no reloading. Plenty of secret areas. And each level has a hidden area which is a pixelated piece of a classic DOOM level. It’s a very awesome throwback.
28,000 people playing on Steam at 7:30am Eastern. 4,100 reviews with 93% positive rating. Not sure how it’s doing on consoles but the PC community seems to approve.